Feeling Sore After A Pennsylvania Car Accident?
Even if you were lucky enough to only sustain minor harm in a car wreck, it is possible you will experience soreness for an extended period of time, ranging from months to years. How long you will experience pain depends on a lot of things, such as your health prior to the collision and what damage was suffered.
Experienced Bucks County car accident lawyers are able to assess your situation and determine if a compensation award is attainable. And, if so, what level of damage recovery would be full and fair.
Relaxation and Over-the-Counter Pain Medications
Sometimes, car accident victims do not feel the physical impacts of a collision because of the adrenaline and stress of an accident. Then, later, when they are able to relax, they feel soreness and pain, which they may mask with over-the-counter pain medications in order to go about their day-to-day life.
It is important to seek medical attention and not ignore aches and pains. You may have a significant injury that needs treatment. For instance, if your neck is uncomfortable and sore, it could be due to a larger whiplash injury issue. When whiplash injuries are not treated properly, issues can persist for months or years. There have even been cases when an accident victim has sustained a bone fracture and not realized it until later.
Documentation can be an important part of a personal injury claim. Even if you have not seen a doctor yet, take notes so there is a timeline of any soreness or stiffness. Photos of injuries, such as bruises, can also be helpful, both for a claim and to show a medical professional.
Good Health, Age, and Other Factors
How well a person heals from an accident can involve a variety of factors, including age and health. A person who is in good physical shape could heal at a rate faster than a person who had health issues prior to the collision, for example. And age can be a contributor to recovery timelines as well.
Pain can lead an individual to have trouble sleeping as well, and it can be difficult to heal when you are not receiving the rest your body needs. Soreness and emotional trauma because of an accident can exacerbate ongoing suffering.
A medical professional can take all of your personal factors into account and develop the best treatment plan for your soreness concerns. If there are extensive doctor fees or physical therapy bills in connection with your injuries, know that a Bucks County car accident lawyer can help you secure a full and fair recovery settlement if another was negligent.
Are you unable to sleep because of soreness connected to a Pennsylvania car accident injury? You may have a right to financial compensation if the accident was caused by another’s negligence. Contact a member of the legal team at Kardos, Rickles & Hand. Our attorneys know how to secure the maximum settlement amount possible. Accidents happen every day. When they happen to you, it is essential you have a lawyer fighting for your rights. Reach out today, call 215-968-6602.